This Week in Manual Athletics: Jan. 8 -13


Swimmers compete in the 500 Yard Freestyle.

Katelyn Bale

Boys’ Basketball

Following their loss of 57-55 to #1 ranked Fern Creek, the boys’ team will have a bye week and not participating in the Louisville Invitational Tournament. Their next game will be against Atherton on January 16th.

Noah Hawkins (#32, 12) at the free throw line. Photo by Nick Kopp.

Girls’ Basketball

After a win of 69-48 over Fern Creek the girls are set to face Mercy Academy on Tuesday night. Tip-off will be at 7:30 p.m. at Mercy. They will go on to play Scott County on Thursday night. Tip-off is 6:30 p.m. at Butch Charmoli Gymnasium. This will be a Crimson/Ram Card event.

Aniah Griffin (12, #21) watches as her free throw sails towards the basket. Photo by Nick Kopp.

Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming

Following a successful night at the Rock the Block Invitational and their meet against Christian Academy at Louisville, Trinity and Assumption, the swim team will face Atherton and Fern Creek on Thursday night. The meet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Central.

Graham Jolly (Class of 2017) swims neck-in-neck with St. Francis swimmer Clayton Smedley. Smedley beat Jolly by a single second with a time of 33.04 seconds. Photo by Kate Hatter


Over the weekend the wrestling team competed in the Jefferson County Tournament of Champions where Jacob Bratcher (12) finished runner-up in his division. This week the team will compete at the Regional Duals. The meet will be on Saturday in Lexington, Kentucky. Check @ManualAthletics on twitter for updates.

Jacob Bratcher takes over a wrestler. Photo by Bryce Grant.

Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling

As the bowling team’s season comes to a close, the girls’ and boys’ team will face both St. Xavier and North Bullitt on Thursday. The meet will start at 3:30 p.m. at Executive Strike & Spare.

Girl’s Bowling team coach, Bob Hillerich, gives Zoe Cardwell-Copenhafer (Class of 2016) bowling tips.


The Archery team will compete in the Manual Invitational from Friday to Saturday. The meet will be at duPont Manual and times are TBA. Check @ManualAthletics on twitter for updates.

William Custer (12, HSU) and other archers wait to shoot. Photo by Phoebe Monsour.